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  1. Projects up for scrutiny again

    Posted Sep 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Three infrastructure projects put on hold due to legal controversy over the environmental assessment of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge can now ... the Sha Tin-Central rail link and the Sha Lo Tung columbarium-cum-nature reserve had to be withdrawn following a Court of First Instance ruling on the bridge in April. The ruling upheld ...

  2. When figures can be just smoke and nonsense

    Posted Nov 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... irresponsible people in a party we won't name but which is spelled C-i-v-i-c have cost us HK$6.5 billion by taking advantage of a little old lady in Tung Chung to delay the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge through a vexatious lawsuit. Tch, tch, tch. Let us therefore be grateful our courts have stopped these nasty people in their tracks. There are some inconsistencies here, however. ...

  3. At the crossroads

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Anthony Wu The critics have had a good run lately, smearing mud and pointing fingers in a way that implies Hong Kong has failed to live up to expectations. Never mind specific candidates or policy preferences; this is about Hong Kong, and whether our mostly laissez-faire approach to business regulation and government services is still valid. Without question, it is. We may have our ...

  4. Rail bridge would be far better way to move people and freight

    Posted Jul 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... isn't it done with the cross-harbour tunnels? I disagree with your correspondent when he says that the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge was not designed to move 'more cars around the Pearl ... is that changing trains in Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai is not convenient for passengers. Another argument is that the gradient for the tunnel and bridges would be too steep for cargo trains. Any referral ...

  5. Another bridge to Lantau planned

    Posted Dec 09th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Chloe Lai

    ... to Hong Kong's economic growth,' he said. He also said the authority to be set up by Hong Kong, Guangdong and Macau to oversee the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge would be governed ... bureau to oversee the bridge's daily operation. Ground investigation work on Hong Kong border facilities for the bridge will begin tomorrow- nine months after Guangdong began the main ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... billions of dollars of our money is being spent on the most expensive railway project per kilometre in the world, to link Hong Kong to China's high-speed rail network, not to mention bridges ... at all, they will see we do not need to spend more than HK$100 billion to benefit Hong Kong-based airlines and the airport business. Instead of throwing away billions and giving HK$6,000 to people ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Feb 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Why plan is driving into trouble You report that 50 mainland- registered vehicles a day will be allowed into Hong Kong for up to seven days with the next phase of the cross-border driving scheme ('New entry plan for mainland cars', February 9). A lot of Hong Kong netizens are strongly opposed to the plan. This attitude is connected to recent incidents, such as the Dolce ...

  8. HK should leave the logistics mega-projects to Shenzhen

    Posted Jan 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... They are planning to spend an eye-popping 285 billion yuan on a giant new logistics centre at Qianhai on the Pearl River estuary. In Hong Kong dollar terms, that's a price ticket of HK$348 billion. ... have enough change left over to build the Hong Kong government a new headquarters at Tamar. You might wonder just how Shenzhen is hoping to pay for this monster investment project, especially ...

  9. Business first

    Posted Apr 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a court ruled against the government last week on a crucial environmental issue, it said the government had done too little to determine how much the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge would worsen our ... been taken.' Those few words tell us a lot about how the government thinks. They scream out that the government cares more about building a bridge than about the quality of air you ...

  10. Shenzhen reform plan still just talk

    Posted Apr 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen and May Chan News that Shenzhen is pushing for financial reforms, including allowing its companies to take out yuan loans from Hong Kong banks and vice versa, pushed up stocks ... websites cited documents from the Shenzhen government to report that the city was about to initiate major financial reforms, including making use of cheap yuan loans in Hong Kong to help develop ...




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